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Carolyn Maloney had high praise for Dan Garodnick’s comptroller bid.

The candidates for NY-6 discussed policy at a forum last night.

Bill de Blasio calls for buses to better serve NYC “transit deserts.”

BuzzFeed is looking to open a bureau in Washington D.C.

Charlie Rangel discussed his family’s past.

He’s getting Adam Clayton Powell IV’s endorsement.

Rock Hackshaw calls the Charles Barron/Hakeem Jeffries race boring, and says Jeffries will win in a landslide.

Marty Golden discussed a new security grant for Jewish communities in Brooklyn.

The City Planning Commission will take up the NYU expansion plan June 6.

Locals remain concerned about how much traffic the new Barclays Center will bring.

There is an effort underway to name a Brooklyn Park after Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

More trouble for Cory Booker: The DNC is disputing his account that he had conversations about making a mop-up video after his Bain Capital comments.

Jim Clyburn said that Bain Capital’s job was “raping companies.”

This brought a rebuke from the Obama campaign.

What’s with Democrats defending Bain? They don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them.

The public is divided over whether or not Mitt Romney’s time at Bain is relevant.

Joe Biden tried to clarify the matter:  “That doesn’t mean that private equity guys are bad guys. They are not. But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber. And, by the way, there are an awful lot of smart plumbers.”

So does Mitch McConnell: “I think the view of this administration is that if you’re making a profit you must be up to no good.”

Why the 2012 election will be closest since Bush-Gore.

What exactly is private equity?

There are elections in Kentucky and Arkansas tonight.

Are Democrats abandoning Obamacare?

Donald Trump remains curious about President Obama’s Kenyan roots.

Behind the Obama administration’s experimental micro-targeting ad campaign.

Mitch Daniels would disconnect the telephone if Mitt Romney called him about the VP slot.

Dave Weigel says the new negativity out of Team Obama isn’t new.

Roundup: Raping Companies